Poet B.K. Fischer reading from her poetry collection Mutiny Gallery (Truman State University Press, 2011). Book signing to follow reading.
Thursday November 17, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
St. John Fisher College, Campus Center Bldg., COP room, 2nd floor.
Free and Open to the Public.
St. John Fisher College: Fr. John Cavanaugh Reading Series,
B. K. Fischer Poetry Reading.
Rochester, NY~ B. K. Fischer is a poet, critic, and teacher. Her first book, Mutiny Gallery, won Truman State University’s T.S. Eliot Prize for 2011. Another poetry manuscript, The Anatomy Archives, was a finalist for the 2009 National Poetry Series, as well as the high finalist for the 2008 and 2009 FIELD Prizes, and she was nominated for Best New Poets 2009. Her poems have been published in The Hopkins Review, FIELD, Literary Mama, The Paris Review, Boston Review, Ekphrasis, Southwest Review, Western Humanities Review, and other journals. She is the author of a critical study as well, Museum Mediations:Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry (Routledge, 2006), and a frequent contributor of review essays to Boston Review. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University, and has taught writing and literature at Columbia, NYU, and Marymount College. She currently teaches at the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Hudson Valley Writers' Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, where she lives with her husband and three children.